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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (212 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by [user] Gord Weitzel

One man's ceiling is another man's floor.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (833 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

One thing is one thing. Another thing is another thing.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by [user] Gord Weitzel

Policy is a guide to the wise and a rule to the fool.

[aphorist] Unknown, (expression used in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (911 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] Johan

Sharks mainly attack when your're wet.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (118 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some people speak from experience; others, from experience, don't speak.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (137 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Stupidity is also known as a medical disorder known as a rectal-cranial inversion.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (133 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The IQ of the group is the lowest IQ of a member of the group divided by the number of people in the group.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (141 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best defense against logic is ignorance.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (338 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by [user] S. Gilmary Beagle

The dead and the stupid never change their opinions.

[aphorist] S. Gilmary Beagle, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Dave Supulski

The definition of experience is knowledge acquired too late.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (123 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by [user] Dave Supulski

The most undependable part on your car is the nut holding the wheel.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world is governed more by appearance than realities, so it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (134 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Muslim proverb), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (198 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (117 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains knowledge, he is an ordinary man.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Zen saying), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.

[aphorist] Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)

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